Providing basic amenities to people is TRS agenda, Minister KTR

The state government aims to solve the drinking water problem in Hyderabad permanently, said Municipal administration minister Mr K T Rama Rao.

Laying the foundation for the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Phase-II drinking water supply scheme at Alkapuri Township, Manikonda here, he said the proposed project will benefit over 1.96 lakh people and about 83,270 additional connections will be provided in 977 colonies around.

The ORR Phase-II will provide water supply infrastructure to the extended areas of ULBs and villages by laying inlet, outlet, distribution network, and construction of service reservoirs in Rajendranagar, Shameerpet, Medchal, Qutubullapur, Patancheru, Ramchandrapuram, and Bollarum mandals.

It is being taken up with an estimate of Rs 587 crore covering five mandals. It envisages the construction of 41 water reservoirs with a total capacity of 71.5 ML and 1,293 km pipeline will be laid.

“The chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao was disheartened to see many habitations without drinking water and power supply even after 75 years of independence. He is determined to solve this problem on a priority basis,” Mr Rama Rao said.

The chief minister has decided to solve the drinking water problem of Hyderabad city permanently and is contemplating bringing water from Kaleswaram project. “Once Kondapochamma reservoir is filled, we can bring water through gravity and fill Gandipet. It will solve our drinking water problem of Hyderabad permanently,” the minister pointed out.

The TRS government had spent over Rs 6,000 crores so far only to provide drinking water in Hyderabad city and surrounding municipalities.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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